Health Sciences


Kate Bailey

Virginia Bishop

Kerri McLaughlin

Alana Miller

Courses

Introduction to Health ScienceÂ
Grades 9, 10 (1 unit)

This course provides information to help students become acquainted with health-care career opportunities and understand that the role of a health care professional requires a high degree of personal responsibility and work ethic. Students learn the language of medicine and how to prevent the spread of infection. As more informed health-care consumers, they become aware of the positive impact of a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum includes American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.

Health Science 1 
Grade 10, 11 (1 unit)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Biology 1

This course is designed for students who are interested in more information about the health-care field. Students who complete this course can use their skills to act ethically and within legal boundaries, communicate and relate to co-workers and patients, think critically and solve problems, provide safe and effective care to patients, and continue life-long learning. Students are required to participate in a job shadowing experience. The curriculum includes certification in CPR through the American Red Cross. The course is based on HealthCenter21 curriculum and meets the National Health Care Foundation’s Standards.

Health Science Clinical Study Honors
Grade 12 (2 units)

Prerequisite: Health Science 1 and Health Science 2(or exemption courses)

Requirement: Documented negative tuberculin skin test annually or documented negative two-step. 

Documentation verifying three hepatitis B vaccinations or signed declination; two measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations; two varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or serological immune status for rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella. Students must provide transportation to health care facility. 

This course combines classroom instruction and work based experiences to prepare students for post-secondary education or employment in the health-care field. Students complete the development of their personal career portfolio and resume. The students apply theory and skills to act ethically and within legal boundaries, communicate and relate to co-workers and patients, think critically and solve problems, provide safe and effective care to patients in clinical areas such as hospitals, doctors’ offices and long term care facilities. Recertification in American Red Cross CPR is included. Students are given classroom instruction and access to the HealthCenter21 online programs for Nursing Assistant Students. The curriculum is based on the National Health Care Foundations Standards. Upon completion of this course, students may be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Exam for certification. The Nurse Aide Exam fees are responsibility of the student.

Pharmacy Technology (LTC)
Grade 12 (1 unit)

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Algebra 2

This course is offered in a multimedia (CD-ROM or Internet) format for students interested in Medical careers such as pharmacy, pharmacy technician, nursing or medicine. The course introduces students to basic terminology, medications and their actions, laws affecting the pharmacy industry, medical math calculations and basic pharmacy operations. Upon completion of this course, students may be able to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Students are required to purchase the course CD. The Pharmacy Technician Board Exam fees are the responsibility of the student. Note: The fee for the national curriculum used in this course is $250.

Clinical Medical Terminology
Grades 11, 12 (1 unit)

Prerequisite: Biology 1

This course is designed to develop students’ working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper uses of words in a medical environment. Clinical Medical Terminology may be used as an exemption for Health Science 2.

Note: Students are required to purchase the course workbook.

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